Originally Posted by mick
The chaps at Henshaws told me to wash tubes down in washing up liquid & use aerospace 303 protectant
303 Protectant is good stuff!
I wasn't sure if you guys had it across the pond?
It is non-petroleum and non-silicone, so there is no risk of damaging adhered surfaces, causing delamination of the material, or inhibiting future gluing.
Tools I usually use:
medium bristle boat brush
mr. clean magic erasers
My favorite tube cleaners are:
Nautical Ease Inflatable Cleaner
Nautical Ease inflatable finish
Aurora Marine Poly Guard
For white hypalon, I recommend a yearly scrubbing with bleach. The best cleaner / bleach I've found to destroy & prevent mold/mildew is:
Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom cleaner
If you use bleach on hypalon, be sure to rinse it and soap it down afterwords. Bleach is not technically compatible with hypalon/csm elastomers. It will oxidize the material and cause it to break down if it is not rinsed off.